Pessimism

Don’t give way to pessimism – don’t expect the worst.
Think before you voice despair – look for the bright side first.
Don’t judge by appearances, though life looks dark to you –
hold your ideal, and keep the highest things in view.

Better to believe that Love must conquer at last –
Something good must come out of the anguish of the past.
Pessimism hangs a veil of gloom before your eyes,
blotting out tomorrow’s dawn that waits beyond the skies…

In the world today, the powers of evil seem to reign –
fed by fear, man’s desire for mere material gain.
Yet it may be all a part of human destiny –
the conflict between right and wrong… the struggle to be free.

~ Patience Strong, 1935
(Published in:  The quiet hour) ~

Colossians 3:1-2
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

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